Keak vs Keck - What's the difference?

keak | keck |


As verbs the difference between keak and keck

is that keak is (archaic) to cackle or laugh while keck is to retch or heave as if to vomit.

As a noun keck is

(dialectal) cow parsley or keck can be animal dung.

keak

English

Verb

  • (archaic) To cackle or laugh.
  • (Yorkshire) To jerk a limb or tilt the head.
  • References

    * (cackle, laugh) Keak'', in ''Poplollies and Bellibones: A Celebration of Lost Words , by Susan Kelz Sperling, 1977, page 16. *(to jerk, to tilt) Keak'', in ''A Glossary of Words Pertaining to the Dialect of Mid-Yorshire... , by C. Clough Robinson, 1867, page 67[http://books.google.com/books?id=gHQKAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA67&dq=keaked&lr=&ei=9eBASIKxC4-kswO2isz-Bw]

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    keck

    English

    Etymology 1

    Imitative

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To retch or heave as if to vomit.
  • (Jonathan Swift)

    Etymology 2

    Celtic

    Noun

    (-)
  • (dialectal) cow parsley
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (-)
  • animal dung
  • References
    * 1924, Sophia Morrison, ?Edmund Goodwin, A vocabulary of the Anglo-Manx dialect (page 98). ----